The last few pieces of work have been very relaxing to create. The inspiration from these pieces came from meditation. I had relaxed the mind by closing my eyes and putting life on a pause. These images came to mind and I just put the paint on the canvas without even thinking about it. The music was turned up, the mind shut off, and brush started to flow.

This process was such a great feeling. I didn’t care if the piece didn’t turn out good or even if it turned out how my mind had pictured it. It’s like a therapy because the problems of the world disappear while the brush is moving and the paint is placed where ever the mind tells it to go.

This painting was just an image that came to mind. I wanted to paint love and feeling loved. My plan was to keep working on this with oils, but a friend of mine said to just leave it. Someone will want it just the way it is. Even though I feel this is not finished, I plan on just leaving it just like it is.

While meditating, I imagined a fish that was colorful and peaceful. So I went with idea and came out with this fish. My gold fish of 13 years has a huge tumor growing on its back and hasn’t been doing very well these past few weeks. Here’s a dedication to poor little Number Ten (that is his name.

While meditating before painting this, I had felt like I was dancing and just painting whatever I wanted. This looks nothing like the image in my head, but it feels like what I feel when I let loose with my paints.

It is so relaxing to let loose and not have a care. The energy and emotion is so different compared to when I paint from a picture or inspiration from something else.